#SomeEstimates

A while ago my team was asked for estimates on a customer project that had become both urgent and important. Unfortunately, but not unusually, there was a reasonable amount of uncertainty around the customer need and two possible approaches were being …

Capping it Off

I’m lucky that my current role at Ada Health gives me, and the rest of the staff, a fortnightly community day for sharing and learning. I’ve done my, erm, share of sharing, but today I took advantage of the learning on offer to attend a workshop on our…

RIP Clive Sinclair

Sliding doors, naturally, but it feels like the Sinclair ZX Spectrum 16k I got as a combined birthday and Christmas present when I was a boy was significant in where I’ve ended up. I recall with fondness the tedium-expectation opposition of typing in B…

69.3%, OK?

The Association for Software Testing is crowd-sourcing a book, Navigating the World as a Context-Driven Tester, which aims to provide responses to common questions and statements about testing from a context-driven perspective. It’s being edited by Lee…

Fail Here or Fail There

The First Law of Systems-Survival, according to John Gall, is this:A SYSTEM THAT IGNORES FEEDBACK HAS ALREADY BEGUN THE PROCESS OF TERMINAL INSTABILITYLaws are all-caps in Systemantics. Not just laws, but also theorems, axioms, and corollaries. There a…